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October 9, 2018


Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Good Street Fire

Released: 9:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in the 200 block of Good Street. Upon arrival, crews found a well-involved fire in a one and half-storey home. Due to the intensity of the fire, which was burning in the basement, upper floors and the attic, crews were unable to enter the structure and mounted a defensive attack from the exterior. Once significant flames were knocked down, they were able to enter the home and extinguish the remaining fire.

The home was vacant at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are available at this time.

Paramount Road Fire Update

As reported yesterday, at 6:40 a.m. on October 8, 2018, WFPS responded to an explosion and fire in the 0-100 block of Paramount Road. While the fire was officially declared under control at 10:26 a.m. yesterday morning, crews remained on scene fighting hot spots for the remainder of the day. A demolition crew was called in to assist with the take down of the remaining roof on the structure so that crews had access to the remaining hot spots. The fire was declared extinguished at 11:20 p.m.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no damage estimates are available at this time.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service hosts Fire Prevention Week, October 7 to 13

Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.

Released: 9:30 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Fire Prevention Week 2018 is being held across Canada from October 7 to 13. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is working with its partners to provide educational activities that highlight the importance of fire prevention in our communities. The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”

Canadian Tire Events
WFPS firefighters will team up with Canadian Tire to promote the importance of smoke alarms and other fire life safety equipment by making public appearances at Canadian Tire stores around the city. Firefighters will be available to chat with the public about how to test smoke alarms and where to install them in a residence.

Date Time Canadian Tire Location
Wednesday, October 10 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 157 Vermillion Rd.
Thursday, October 11 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 750 St. James St.

Fire Drills for Schools
Schools across Winnipeg will take part in fire drills, promoting fire safety and providing tips on fire prevention to students.

When: Friday, October 12
Where: Schools across Winnipeg

Fire Paramedic Station Open House
All Winnipeg fire paramedic stations will invite the public in for an open house. Kids can enter a contest to become Fire Paramedic Chief for the Day.
When: Saturday, October 13 from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: All WFPS fire paramedic stations

For more information on Fire Prevention Week, please see City of Winnipeg – Fire Prevention Week or search #FirePreventionWeek on Twitter or Facebook.

Bonivital Pool shallow pool temporarily closed for water testing

Released: 3:30 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The public is advised that the shallow pool at Bonivital Pool, located at 1215 Archibald Street, is closed until further notice as per Manitoba Health Regulations for pool foulings.

The larger lap pool and hot tub remain open to the public. Registered patrons and rental groups impacted by the temporary closure of the shallow pool will be accommodated in the larger lap pool and will be notified of the accommodation upon attending the facility.

Water testing and proper procedures are being followed to protect public safety. The facility will reopen once it has been determined that it is safe to do so.

The pool is anticipated to reopen by the end of this week pending confirmation of an external lab test.

October 9, 2018